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Brick Lane Sunday Market

Dark Sugars Brick Lane
Brick Lane is notorious for superlative Indian cuisine. However, all is not quite as it seems. Head a little further up this famous East London street on a Sunday and you will find a street market in full swing. This is Brick Lane Sunday Market. Our previous encounters on Brick...

Laduree, Piccadilly

Laduree, London
French patisseries are a common sight in London. Many of the top names now have establishments dotted around the capital like vanilla seeds in a creme patissiere. Laduree is one such luxury boutique just inside Burlington Arcade in plush Piccadilly. The window display here is enough to entice any owner...

The Square, London

The Square, London
Restaurants over 20 years old holding two Michelin stars are a rare sight these days around London so today we thought we'd go and visit one. Phil Howard has been at The Square over half his life after stints with the legendary Marco Pierre White at Harveys and Albert...

The Bertinet Bakery, Bath

The Bertinet Bakery, Bath
Somewhere on my vast bookshelf is a cookery book dedicated to pastry. This book is by a man called Richard Bertinet, owner of a bakery in the side streets of Bath. Bertinet’s book is simple and informative and has always stayed in my mind. I headed to his bakery...

Pho, Leicester

I cast my mind back to the opening of Pho in Leicester. A queue stretched as far back as the high street from Shires Lane with expectant diners eagerly anticipating free pho for the opening day. Since then, Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’ or ‘faaah’ if you’re Keith Floyd) has been...
Bubble Waffle YeeKwan
  Instagram is going nuts for them, Pinterest is featuring them, Chinatown tourists are eating them, so what are they? Bubble Waffles of course! But, how do you make them?   First off, you need a machine. Don’t close the page at this point though, trust me, they are highly inexpensive. Just...

Chin Chin Labs Soho

Chin Chin Labs, Soho
Nitro-Ice cream isn’t just confined to the kitchens of Heston Blumenthal. This phenomenon is actually readily available to purchase on the streets of London. A company by the name of Chin Chin Labs Soho have a stall at Camden Lock dedicated to this new wave ice cream made by...
Dinearama, Shoreditch
After our ‘Amuse Bouche’ of wings and bao’s at Boxpark, we headed around the corner onto Great Eastern Street to a graffiti covered building that’s supposed to be where the cool kids hang out to eat. Dinearama. This is Boxpark minus the shipping containers. We entered past security through what...

Boxpark, Shoreditch

Boxpark London
You’ve got a load of surplus shipping containers and a small space in East London, what do you do with that lot? Build a collection of bars, restaurants and shops - obviously! This is Boxpark, a concept native to Croydon, Brixton and Shoreditch. A space for pop-up and permanent...

Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8, London
Where in London can you get a three course lunch for £28 with a Michelin Star? The answer is this place, Kitchen W8. I’m a big fan of Phil Howard (previously of The Square, now Elystan Street) who part-owns Kitchen W8. Looking through the menu, you can see glimpses...
Bubblewrap Waffle London
Fresh off our Sn-ap coach, we headed from Covent Garden over to Chinatown to try an old friend - the bubble waffle. You have to cast your mind all the way back to Hong Kong for our first experience of these Asian snacks at Oddies. Thankfully, you can save...
Fancy a new route to London? Well forget your National Express’s and Megabus, give Sn-ap a go, just as we did. So, who are Sn-ap? Well, truth be told, we didn’t know. As it turns out, Sn-ap are the new boys in town when it comes to coach travel...